an MP3-CD is a simple, three-step process:
Rip it! Burn it!
Play your current
CD collection (of non-compressed music) through the CD-Rom or CD-Writer
in your computer. Readily available software compresses the songs
into MP3 format and stores them on your hard drive. You can also
download legal MP3 music from the internet to your hard drive and add
it to your playlist.
Pop a recordable
or rewritable CD in your CD-Writer. Use your mouse to click-and-drag
the files you want to the disk. It takes just 20 minutes to burn your
own MP3-CD containing solid 10 HOURS of music!
Place your MP3-CD
in your eXpanium and press play its that easy!
Philips is to
introduce the first examples of a new range of audio products which
combine the Compact Disc - now the worlds most popular music carrier
- with MP3 compressed digital audio technology.
In the coming
months, Philips will roll out its eXpanium CD portable, and the
FW-M55 mini system. In addition to reading standard audio CDs, both
products are capable of reading CDs encoded with MP3 files, improving
the storage capacity and versatility of CD technology.
digital audio files, like MP3, occupy considerably less storage space
than conventional digital audio files, consumers can create CDs
containing up to 10 hours of compressed audio on them to play on the
eXpanium and M55.
never stands still, and neither does Philips," says Mike
Mastroyiannis, Senior Vice President, Philips Consumer Electronics,
Mainstream Audio. "We are introducing eXpanium and the M55 as
the first in a family of MP3-CD players to offer even greater
versatility, personalisation and convenience.
more control over what they listen to, where, when and how. Weve
responded by creating two solutions for playing the full range of
audio CDs containing either non-compressed or MP3 music formats.
People can select their own 10 hours of music and play it anywhere
they choose with eXpanium, or at home with the M55 mini system."
3-key remote and AC/DC adapter included